For each of these, I've listed what the common trait is that links the Talent
together as well as a listing of several character archetypes to which the
talent could apply.
Student of Humanity (5 Points/ Level)
Skills: Acting, Body Language, Detect Lies, Observation, and
Reaction Bonus: Anyone who can observe you putting the skills to use.
Common Trait: A keen eye for human nature.
Applicability: ace detective, professional gambler, con man, or method
Inquiring Mind (5 Points/ Level)
Skills: Criminology, Cryptography, Forensics, Games, Intelligence
Reaction Bonus: Law enforcement, criminals, game players.
Common trait: an analytical mind adept at solving puzzles and mysteries.
Applicability: ace detective, adventurer archaeologist, or fantasy thief.
Wordsmith (5 points/ level)
Skills: Poetry, Propaganda, Public Speaking, Sex Appeal, and Writing.
Reaction Bonus: Anyone listening to you speak for an extended period
(several minutes) or critiquing your work.
Common trait: an innate knack for creating clever or memorable turns of
Applicability: medieval bard, modern-era journalist, or
Gearhead (10 points/ level)
Skills: Computer Operation, Computer Programming, Electrician,
Electronics Repair, Engineer, Machinist, and Mechanic.
Reaction Bonus: Technophiles and anyone you do work for.
Common trait: an intuitive understanding of how machines work.
Applicability: Weird science inventor, starship engineer, or cyberpunk
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